RE: gnome-hello: strange scrollkeeper errors.

On Thu, 2003-07-17 at 20:02, Murray Cumming Comneon com wrote:
> > From: Malcolm Tredinnick [mailto:malcolm commsecure com au] 
> > On Wed, 2003-07-16 at 23:33, Murray Cumming Comneon com wrote:
> > > I'm getting odd scrollkeeper errors when distchecking 
> > gnome-hello [1]
> > > 
> > > I get _lots_ of these errors:
> > >   Cannot create log file: 
> > ${prefix}/var/log/scrollkeeper.log : No such file
> > > or directory
> > 
> > By the way, this particular error is now fixed in scrollkeeper (not
> > substituting ${prefix} at the right moment). It will be in the new
> > release in a couple of weeks.
> Thanks for the information, but isn't a bit late in the 2.3 schedule to be
> waiting 2 weeks for releases?

Nope. I have a couple more patches that need reviewing and checking in
and then, since there have been some string changes, we need to give the
translators at the Translation Project a week or so to update things if
they wish.


Hmmm ... didn't know about that directory. It seems odd to have it,
since scrollkeeper releases are done through sourceforge. Still, no harm
done: I'll drop new tarballs in there as they get released. It isn't
really a good idea to think of scrollkeeper as being on the GNOME
release schedule; particularly because it has languished as more or less
unmaintained for a while, so it's taking some time to fix up the more
serious problems.

> > You probably want to copy the makefile fragments omf.make and
> > xmldocs.make from gnome-common/doc-build. They are the most up-to-date
> > (and allegedly bug-free) versions of the docs build stuff we have. I
> > cannot remember if the exact problem you are seeing are fixed 
> > by those,
> > but I fixed a number of build and distcheck bugs in them.
> > 
> > You can just copy the fragments into whichever directory you like and
> > then incorporate them into the normal docs build.
> I noticed that the docs/C/ (and the other locales too) was
> including an sgmldocs.make file that didn't exist. Copying the .make files
> into the top directory and using xmldocs.make instead does not seem to have
> improved things. I will check the changes in later today so other people can
> see them.

I'll try to find time to fix it up early next week if nobody gets to it
before then. It should be pretty simple. Sounds like those makefiles
haven't been updated since the late 20th century though. Anything still
referring to sgmldocs.make is way out of date.


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